In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Igloo Products has recalled its Marine Elite Coolers. The cooler’s stainless-steel latch can automatically lock when the lid is closed, allowing a person to become locked inside the air tight container, posing entrapment and suffocation hazards.
Igloo has received one report of a child who became entrapped in the cooler before being freed by an adult. Consumers should immediately put the coolers out of the reach of children. Contact Igloo for instructions on removing and disposing of the old latch and for a free replacement latch.
The recall involves about 60,000 units. This recall includes only the Igloo Marine Elite line of coolers that are white with stainless-steel latches. The coolers were made for use on boats and marine environments. The Igloo logo is embossed on the metal latch and on the outside of the coolers. The coolers were sold in 54, 72, 94, 110, and 150 quart sizes. “Igloo Marine Elite Cooler” and the quart size are printed on a label on the coolers. The 110-quart model of the cooler has two wheels and a metal handle that can be used to pull the cooler.
The coolers were sold at West Marine, Sportman’s Warehouse, other home and recreational stores nationwide, and online at Amazon and Igloocoolers.com from January 2015 through March 2019 for between $10 and $180.